If reports today are true the Ministry of Justice are looking at closing several old prisons and using the proceeds to construct new, more cost efficient prisons. I support the idea. If it saves £80 million a year in running costs that alone seems a good reason to proceed with the plan.
After being fortunate in missing the widespread rain whilst attending the two Remembrance Sunday parades and services yesterday I am returning to Westminster today. The main business Is the final stages of the Scotland Bill. Despite giving more powers to the Scottish Parliament the Scottish Nationalist Party MP’s are not happy. This is not surprising. As they want complete independence they will never be happy with anything less than that.